Sikorsky
3.2 of 5 187 reviews
www.sikorsky.com Stratford, CT 5000+ Employees

Sikorsky Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.2 187 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Sikorsky President Mick Maurer

Mick Maurer

(40 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It's a Job, but oh, what a way to make a living.....

Engineer (Former Employee)
Stratford, CT

I worked at Sikorsky full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat product, access to cutting edge technology, education program.

ConsCONSTANT layoffs!!! Rumor mill surrounding layoffs, very political place to work.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop the practice of hire / fire management. That is NO WAY to run a company. Keep up with technology as the product matures.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cool product, but your just a number

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Stratford, CT

I worked at Sikorsky full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat Product, supporting the troops

Consto the company you are just a number, no personalization. Pay raises are very poor and no adjustment for cost of living. Even though the company has had its biggest profits and margins in history, every year is furloughs and layoffs.

Advice to Senior ManagementSupport the small guys, they are the ones who really keep the company running.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Employed for 20 years in many different jobs.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sikorsky full-time for more than 10 years

ProsOverall good benefits and they pay for education.

ConsThe ethical culture is poor and very political.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou would benefit the customer, employees, and community if you focused on fostering a positive culture focused on employee involvement. Avoid further ethical pitfalls founded on political gain or self-interests. Get back to implementing continuous improvements that focus on driving business results and not just checking the box for audit purposes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Steady

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sikorsky full-time

ProsAt times overtime pay is readily available

ConsOur business is at the mercy of US government and subject to budget cuts

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Busy but disorganized

Engineering Proposal Analyst (Former Employee)
Stratford, CT

I worked at Sikorsky as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGood people who are helpful when you ask questions

ConsTechnical jargon is difficult to follow, not much solid documentation of internal job processes, and slow turnaround with many processes (i.e. help desk, proposal inputs). People are very overworked

Advice to Senior ManagementRevamp internal process documentation

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company overall

Customer Representative (Current Employee)
Trumbull, CT

I have been working at Sikorsky full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSikorsky is a defence company with decent benefits,ability to move internally to other departments,and provides a healthy work life balance to its employees.

ConsManagement is slow in implementing changes and communicating relevant info for employees to adjust.Poor training and adaptability to organizational changes .System is highly bureaucratic and the occasional high school attitude/politics is evident when dealing with promotions and bonuses.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more performance- based incentives to employees,cut out middle management,provide higher quality benefits.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It's a job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sikorsky

ProsAwesome products which have inspirational stories to them- how can you not like making something that helps the military men and women home and abroad?

ConsLarge company that makes you feel not important as an employee

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease employee engagement. Stop having lay offs every year or every other year.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worked as a project management intern, good environment and a interesting industry.

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Stratford, CT

I have been working at Sikorsky as an intern for more than a year

ProsGood pay, friendly co-workers good amount of opportunity to bounce around in the company.

ConsOften work is slow, can be dull at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow more opportunities for younger employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not that great overall

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sikorsky

ProsDecent location of merrit, will learn a lot, big company/corporate experience, week off during Xmas break, benefits are decent, awesome product and never gets old to look at

ConsOld school boys club not the best place for women especially if you don't look or resemble a man yourself

Advice to Senior ManagementRetire or be open to new ways of doing business

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Fast paced working in the custom built helicopter business

Buyer (Current Employee)
Coatesville, PA

I have been working at Sikorsky full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEveryday is a new adventure

ConsAnnual pay increases don't keep up with inflation

Advice to Senior ManagementGood employees are an investment worth retaining with a salary worthy of their talents.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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